Author was daughter of John R. Wilcox, a Major in Army. In 1840 went to live with an uncle, Isaac Galland, in Keokuk. Married and in 1849 went West with husband to California during Gold Rush. Settled in California near Petaluma. Eventually returned to Keokuk
Evidence reported by ian frederick-rothwell for item penpicturesofear00ivinrich on July 30, 2007: visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1905.